Donostia-San Sebastian is  noted  for  its  Cultural  excellence  and  in 2016 will be recognized as one of  the cultural capital cities of Europe. Its  habitants  as  well  as  visitors  can  enjoy ,  theater ,  cinema ,  dance, and music all year long.

Some   popular annual  events held in the city are the  Heineken Jazz Music Festival, the international film awards, the terror film festival, the film festival of human rights and the Surfilm festival.

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Also found in Donostia-San –Sebastian and nearby towns are a variety of museums and historical landmarks including the San Telmo museum,the Cristobal Balenciaga museum, a Naval museum and a sea aquarium.

Amongst many  impressive architectural structures throughout the area you´ll want to visit cathedrals and churches such as El Buen Pastor and also el Peine de vientos de Eduardo Chillada.

The kitchen enthusiast  won´t want to miss a visit to the Basque Culinary Center where cooking courses are organized in Spanish, Basque and English languages.

Annual town festivals include San-Sebastian day (Euskal jaiak,Basque festival) and its famous tamborrada and a spectacular fireworks contest. Being a seaside capital San-Sebastian  is  also  the  home  of  Regatta  races, an organized racing series of yachts, rowing boats,  etc.

These are just a few of the many cultural delights to be experienced while visiting the area.

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